California Nurses Association and the North Coast People’s Alliance Plan Rally in Support of Single Payer Healthcare
The North Coast People’s Alliance (NCPA) and the California Nurses Association (CNA) are planning a rally to voice support for the Healthy California Act (SB 562) and to encourage the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors to approve a resolution in support of SB 562.
The public is invited to join NCPA and CNA members on Tuesday, August 22 at 8:00 a.m. outside the Humboldt County Courthouse at 825 5th Street in Eureka. The demonstration will include several speakers. Afterwards, attendees are encouraged to proceed in to the Supervisors’ chambers for their 9:00 meeting, to share stories with the Supervisors and encourage them to pass a resolution in support of SB 562.
“The barrier to Single Payer isn’t cost, it’s politics,” says Kathryn Donahue, a registered nurse and member of both NCPA and CNA. “The vast majority of the public are in support of single-payer healthcare. We can’t wait until next year. This delay is morally wrong and politically motivated, and will cost many lives. Healthcare delayed is healthcare denied.”
The North Coast People’s Alliance evolved from Northern Humboldt for Bernie, a grassroots campaign that helped to secure a local landslide victory for Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary. After the primary, NCPA was formed as an organization meant to empower ordinary people to become more engaged in political processes. NCPA is not aligned with any political party; rather, it serves as a place where progressives of all party affiliations can work together on issues that transcend partisan politics.
The California Nurses Association is an organization of registered nurses and one of the nation’s fastest growing labor and professional organizations in the U.S. with more than 86,000 members in hospitals, clinics and home health agencies in all 50 states.